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Archive for May 6, 2013

Attila the Hun

Samuel Ramey as Attila

If one discusses the topic of Attila the Hun with Riccardo Muti, it’s best to forget that deeply ingrained, American pronunciation of the barbarian’s name, in favor of the Italian one. Apart from the Maestro’s insistence on the matter

Music that Changed the World

Photo of Igor Stravinsky from a 1910 postcard

There is little debate among music-lovers that The Rite of Spring tops the list of pieces that changed the world, not chronologically, or necessarily in degree of importance, but in its ability to evoke discussion and yet another re-telling of the riot that erupted at its premiere

LIVE from WFMT…

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Tonight’s guest on Live from WFMT will be the Orion Ensemble. The Orions will play a standard alongside music you’ve probably never heard, but will be glad you did